South Korean President Wen zaiyin said Wednesday that South Korea will help China fight the pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, Yonhap reported.
Wen zaiyin presided over the meeting of the chief secretary and assistant officers at qinghuatai on the same day and made the above statement. China is the country with the largest scale of personnel exchanges with South Korea and the largest trading country of South Korea. Chinas difficulties are our difficulties, he said He stressed that as a friendly neighbor, South Korea will spare no effort to provide support and cooperation and work with China to fight the epidemic.
On Tuesday, the South Korean government announced a series of restrictive measures, including banning foreigners who have visited Hubei within 14 days from April 4, and suspending the visa free entry system in Jeju road. Wen said it was a necessary prevention and control measure to protect the national security.
According to Yonhap news agency, South Koreas foreign ministry said on January 30 that in order to help China fight the epidemic, it decided to urgently provide China with $5 million worth of anti epidemic materials, including 2 million masks, 1 million medical masks, 100000 protective clothing and 100000 pairs of goggles.
Recently, Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that this is a public health issue, not a national or ethnic issue, and that Chinas exclusion is foolish and illogical. He stressed that all countries need to work together with China to overcome challenges together.
On Friday local time, Canadian health minister Patty Hajdu said in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that Canada will not follow the example of the United States in declaring a national public health emergency due to the pneumonia caused by Chinas new coronavirus, nor will it restrict the entry of Chinese (or foreigners who have recently been to China).